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    Breck said "If a zoo nearby, spreading a bit of mountain lion poo in your garden can work" I hadn't heard of that but I know that you can buy little bottles of mountain lion pee.....However...I was warned that it can actually attract mountain lions if they are in the area. They are around here so I stopped using it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lennie View Post
    Unfortunately my 7yo CLM haphazardly added to the mortality rate....while walking on our farm about a month ago, he found one lying in the grass and decided to try and pick it up and deliver it to hand.......the doe almost stomped him and I yelled and he dropped it, but unfortunately when I went to check on it later it had expired....I didn't see a mark on it, but I think he squeezed it in the middle too much.... Funny because he won't give an adult deer a second glance, but I don't think he knew what the fawn was......
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    We rednecks call that supper.
    we call it hillbilly veal.

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    That is sad, poor little fawn..and the mother, actually. Lucky the doe didn't injure or kill your dog with her hoofs.
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    Fawns who become abandonded will often hook up/ get adopted with other doe/fawn groups.
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    We've got a herd of between 8-12 that feed in our yard. We're in a sub-division of about 35 8-15 acre plots that are mostly woodland. There's hunting all around us but none here so the deer seem to stay and thrive.

    Many years ago, our eldest dog "befriended" a doe and her fawn. Lucy would walk around the yard and the doe and fawn would follow her. The other dogs would spook them but Lucy never seemed to mind them so they'd just keep her company around the yard.
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    Along the lines of Scum Frog's comment, a couple of years ago we saw that. We had a doe with twins and a doe with a single. The single was hit and killed by a car. For several days the doe wandered around and then we noticed that she was letting one of the twins nurse on her and from then on she seemed to adopt it. I hope that is what is happening with this years "abandoned" twins. Last night I saw them rush up the driveway to a doe who let them nurse for a minute or two and then went off without them. Other than that they just seem to hang out together on our property.
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    Metalone and Duk4me, I love my venison too...but that one wouldn't even have made a decent steak sandwich it was so small....

    Judy, Yes, he was lucky my yelling scared the doe away I am pretty sure she was thinking of stomping him...i don't think the fawn was more than a day or so old....

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